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Camp Hale to Jackal Hut

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3.8 Miles 6.2 Kilometers


Ascent

2,430' 741 m

Ascent

-57' -18 m

Descent

12%

Avg Slope (7°)

33%

Max Slope (18°)

11,695' 3,565 m

High

9,265' 2,824 m

Low

Shared By Nick Wilder

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Avalanche risk for Feb 15, 2019: Considerable

Dangerous avalanche conditions. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making essential. Natural avalanches possible; human-triggered avalanches likely.

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Short and REALLY steep!

Nick Wilder
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

Park in the more southern of the two Camp Hale trailheads. Cross the river and continue on the straight towards the mountains. When you hit the perpendicular road at the base of the mountains, turn right and go 1/4 mile to Ranch Creek Road 755, where you'll take a left.

From here, you'll wiggle around a little bit, eventually in the bottom of the Ranch Creek drainage, where you'll stay all the way to the top of the mountain. You'll find the Jackal Hut just off the south side of the summit. Along the way, you're mostly in the woods, but you'll pass a huge clearing around 10,800 with several old cabins.

Navigation is easy, and it's a wide easy dirt road, but it is quite sustained at a steep angle!

There can be a lot of snowmobile traffic on this route.

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Feb 3, 2019
Justin Rich
Skinned to peak above cabin, took a picture, turned around and went home... 4 hrs up, 2 down. w. Michelle

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